*A bestseller with over 22,000 copies sold in Taiwan
Even good people can find themselves trapped in a loveless marriage. When that happens, many try to fix things by changing themselves or trying to change their partner. Well-known psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Teng Hui-Wen teaches us to stay away from self-destructive responses and instead work to rediscover our own value.
Marriages can sour, empty out, or dry up for any number of reasons, and even good people can find themselves trapped within one. While unmarried couples can simply break up, marriages often involve complex networks of family and assets that resist division. So what do you do when the love is gone?
In Hello Marriage, Goodbye Love, nationally famous psychiatrist and Jungian analyst Teng Hui-Wen analyzes twenty-four examples of common crises between married partners, describing how each partner responds and how those actions contribute (positively or negatively) to the situation. Teng focuses on common misconceptions and reactions felt by those who find themselves in a loveless marriage, and she illustrates how the many of the usual behaviors – blaming oneself or one’s partner, sabotaging oneself in order to ease tension, and many others – almost always make things worse, not better.
By contrast, rediscovering yourself and clearly communicating your desires reaffirms your value and opens a road to positive resolution. Each of Teng’s twenty-four cases includes her experienced, professional suggestions on how the crisis could be positively resolved. Readers of all kinds – no matter what their marital status – will find in these pages a wealth of guidance toward stronger, more balanced, and more versatile relationships.